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                           Before you start searching for your dream home, you first need to determine a price range you can afford. According to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), depending on the consumer's current debt ratio, most people can typically afford to pay 31 percent of their ...
05/14/2008
You want to get the best price for your home, plus sell it in the least amount of time. In a buyers' market such as the one emerging now, homes will take longer to sell. Therefore, it's important that you make the right moves at the very beginning of your homeselling process to remain competitive...
03/15/2008
In many parts of the country, selling your home right now can seem a little daunting.  There are many more homes on the market and many of these are foreclosures, though not always in the droves that the media talks about.  At least not in many markets.  This attention to real estate has in many ...
03/09/2008
                           Ah, how true it is.  We all have stress at different times in our lives and in our professions, but the ways we deal with it vary from person to person.  Some deal with it with what I call the short fuse, meaning it doesn't take much to set them off.  Others the long fu...
03/07/2008
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Coming Soon!  Have you seen this a lot in your neighborhood?  In my area many agents have sign in the yard announcing a new listing coming on the market soon.  I have actually done this myself to build anticipation in the market and also to get calls on the property prior to it actually being ava...
03/04/2008
Building on the left is now SOLD!  Still have the one on right available. Great exposure and frontage on Mexico Rd just West of Mid-Rivers * Possible uses: small office, insurance agency, chiropractor, dentist or similar business * Great traffic exposure. Use AS-IS or get in and remodel to your ...
03/02/2008
How many boxes of old files do you have sitting in your basement, garage, office, attic, storage building, or in the trunk of your car.  For those of us in the real estate business, we are told to hang on to all of our files for a minimum number of years.  Well, if you have been in the business a...
02/29/2008
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In preparing to write this blog, I was trying to find a picture to post at the top to emphasize something that has often troubled me.  Many of the posts on AR and other blog sites along with the media always seem to get the most attention from the bad news and not so much on the good.  When I loo...
02/27/2008
Have you ever had one of those staplers that either never stapled properly or you had to hit it with your fist to get it to staple through more than 2 sheets of paper?  Well, no more!I recently purchased a new stapler for my office because my electric stapler stopped working properly.  The replac...
02/21/2008
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 I mean really stinks!  Ok, so we've all been to those homes.  Sometimes it's the pets.  Sometimes it's the kids.  Could be the trash can or possibly the last meal that was cooked.  The odors that take place in the home are many times not as noticeable to the homeowner because they are there all ...
02/20/2008
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